DX Spectrum vs. Munin

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
DX Spectrum
Score 7.1 out of 10
N/A
DX Spectrum (formerly CA Spectrum) is network fault management software, from Broadcom company CA Technologies.N/A
Munin
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
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Pricing
DX SpectrumMunin
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Offerings
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DX SpectrumMunin
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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User Ratings
DX SpectrumMunin
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(2 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
DX SpectrumMunin
Likelihood to Recommend
Broadcom
As I said before, not only for Spectrum, but for any monitoring tool, you need to know what is critical in your environment and think about how exactly you should monitor and treat it. If you have done that, everything will work just fine.
  • Well Suited - Networking Monitoring
  • Less Appropriate - When you need to customize some monitoring and to update the version
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Open Source
Single window to look for hardware statistics and application monitoring. Easy to configure, and a lot of stuff is available online related to its configuration. However, the team at Munin should work on the mobile applications as well and also look for bundling professional services at a cost. That will be helpful for startups to hook to Munin instead of running across websites for the integration.
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Pros
Broadcom
  • Polling and traps can be configured to take heartbeats at specified intervals and notify on an event in real-time, respectively.
  • Topology of devices gives a high-level overview of network architecture.
  • Discovery of devices is simple and secure with the use of community strings.
  • Details can be added per device or alarm type for actions to be taken to make troubleshooting easier.
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Open Source
  • Hardware stats.
  • Application stats.
  • Ease of admin.
  • Simple interface.
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Cons
Broadcom
  • NOC
  • Data Center/Telecom
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Open Source
  • Mobile application.
  • Pre builtin modules for unix, cisco, hp devices.
  • Alert Notifications over SMS and call.
  • Web hook integrations with Slack, pagerduty etc.
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Alternatives Considered
Broadcom
Other tools I have used are more server/application-centric. CA Spectrum seems to work effectively and efficiently for network devices. Notification delays can be set to grant grace periods in case of network blips or false positives, which occur ALL the time. Other monitoring tools send event notifications immediately and would clear instantly, which while on-call can wake a technician for no reason.
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Open Source
Ease of admin and relatively easy to configure. People have been using it for decades, so the market is well aware of its functionality, and you will get answers to most of the questions or problems. Community support is also there to seek advice. In a nutshell, people are well aware, and it's stable.
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Return on Investment
Broadcom
  • Proactive monitoring for networking
  • To many times to plan an update
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Open Source
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